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Near Kinsale in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kinsale

 
 
Kinsale Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. Kinsale Marker
Inscription.  Two miles east, on the picturesque Yeocomico River, is Kinsale, the founding of which the Assembly ordered in 1784. Near by at the old home of the Bailey family, “The Great House,” is the tomb of Midshipman James B. Sigourney, who in command of the sloop “Asp” fell in an engagement with the British in Yeocomico River, June 14, 1813.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number JT-8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 1861.
 
Location. 38° 1.128′ N, 76° 36.203′ W. Marker is near Kinsale, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinsale VA 22488, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northumberland County / Westmoreland County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Relentless Raids
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 1˝ miles away); “O! say can you see…” (approx. 1˝ miles away); Historic District of Kinsale, Virginia (approx. 1˝ miles away); The War of 1812 / British Attacks at Kinsale and Mundy Point (approx. 1.6 miles away); British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point / The War of 1812 (approx. 1.6 miles away); McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinsale.
 
Kinsale Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Kinsale Marker
Kinsale Museum Across the Town Green image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
3. Kinsale Museum Across the Town Green
The monument in the foreground holds the Virginia Landmark and National Register of Historic Places plaque.
“The Historic District of Kinsale Virginia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
4. “The Historic District of Kinsale Virginia
“(created by the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1706) has been declared A Virginia Landmark by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. AD 2005.”
Kinsale's Bandstand on the Town Green image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
5. Kinsale's Bandstand on the Town Green
On the floor of the bandstand is inlaid a brass plaque that reads “Kinsale, Virginia, 1706, CeanntSaile, Eire.”
On the Banks of the Yeocomico River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
6. On the Banks of the Yeocomico River
Bank Street, Kinsale, Virginia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
7. Bank Street, Kinsale, Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,503 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 14, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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